Events at Del Mar

July 2016

Friday, July 15

Opening Day

More than 40,000+ race fans are expected to attend what's defined as one of the most fabulous, fashionable and fun festivities in the west -- Opening Day at Del Mar. 

Friday, July 15

The Party

Come to Del Mar for the ultimate Opening Day experience. Thrill seekers wanted for a day of style, sun, live music and action. 

Friday, July 15

Opening Day Hats Contest

Explore your sense of hat creativity and you could win a share of more than $5,000 in total prizes. 

Every Saturday & Sunday

Daybreak at Del Mar

Enjoy breakfast while watching morning workouts with Jeff Bloom every Saturday & Sunday this summer.

Every Saturday and Sunday

Family Weekends

On weekends, families always win at Del Mar. Join the party in the infield with plenty of fun for the entire family. 

Saturday July 16 & Aug 13

Donuts Day

Join us for free coffee, orange juice and yummy donuts, as you take a behind-the-scenes look into the world of Thoroughbred racing.

Sunday, July 17

BBQ State Championship

Satisfy your appetite with delicious tastes from the nation's top professional BBQ Pitmasters, Local Restaurants and Chefs as they compete in the Del Mar BBQ State Championship.

Sunday, July 17

Family Fun Day & Webkinz Giveaway

Bring out the whole family for a super-sized Sunday Family Fun Day and Webkinz Plush Horse Giveaway. Racetrack admission is FREE for childen 12 & under. 

Every Wednesday

Free & Easy

Every Wednesday this summer is FREE & EASY. Receive FREE Stretch Run Admission, a FREE Program and a FREE Seat along with HALF PRICE Beer (domestic drafts), Regular Soda and Regular Hot Dog at Stretch Run Concession Stands.

Friday, July 22

Cold War Kids

The racetrack will rock after Friday’s races when the Cold War Kids take the stage for this week’s 4 O’Clock Friday Summer Concert Series presented by Coors Light.

Saturday, July 23

Food Truck Festival

Bring your appetite for the tastiest food on wheels when the 6th annual Gourmet Food Truck Festival comes to Del Mar.

Saturday, July 23

San Diego Craft Beer Fest

Beer aficionados will enjoy the opportunity to sample from more than 100 different brews, including hard-to-find specialty choices to top-rated favorites from the local brewing scene. 

 

Saturday & Sunday, July 23 - 24

Handicapping Challenge

Compete in the live bankroll Del Mar Handicapping Challenge this July. More than $300,000* in prizes and 8 seats expected to be up for grabs to the 2017 $2 million National Handicapping Challenge as well as Breeders' Cup Betting Challenge entries. 

Friday, July 29

Fitz and the Tantrums

The racetrack will rock after Friday’s races when Fitz and the Tantrums take the stage for this week’s 4 O’Clock Friday Summer Concert Series presented by Coors Light.

Saturday, July 30

Reggae Fest w/ Ziggy Marley

Reggae will be jammin’ once more as legend Ziggy Marley returns to his favorite racetrack. The music master is sure to draw another rocking crowd to the Seaside Stage for Reggae Fest presented by Heineken USA.

August 2016

Every Wednesday

Free & Easy

Every Wednesday this summer is FREE & EASY. Receive FREE Stretch Run Admission, a FREE Program and a FREE Seat along with HALF PRICE Beer (domestic drafts), Regular Soda and Regular Hot Dog at Stretch Run Concession Stands.

Friday, Aug 5

Girl Talk

The racetrack will rock after Friday’s races when Girl Talk takes the stage for this week’s 4 O’Clock Friday Summer Concert Series presented by Coors Light.

Saturday, Aug 6

Brian Setzer's Rockabilly Riot!

Swing down to the seashore for this three-time Grammy-award-winner, Brian Setzer's Rockabilly Riot! presented by Coors Light performing after the races.

Every Saturday & Sunday

Daybreak at Del Mar

Enjoy breakfast while watching morning workouts with Jeff Bloom every Saturday & Sunday this summer.

Saturday, Aug. 6

Chili Cookoff

Spice up your day when the Western Regional Chili Cookoff returns to Del Mar Saturday, August 6.

Every Saturday and Sunday

Family Weekends

On weekends, families always win at Del Mar. Join the party in the infield with plenty of fun for the entire family. 

Friday, Aug 12

Chris Young

The racetrack will rock after Friday’s races when Chris Young takes the stage for this week’s 4 O’Clock Friday Summer Concert Series presented by Coors Light.

Saturday, Aug 13

311 & Matisyahu

Rock and roll with this concert double header of 311 & Matisyahu, presented by Coors Light,  following the races on the Seaside Stage.

Saturday July 16 & Aug 13

Donuts Day

Join us for free coffee, orange juice and yummy donuts, as you take a behind-the-scenes look into the world of Thoroughbred racing.

Friday, Aug 19

Thievery Corporation

The racetrack will rock after Friday’s races when Thievery Corporation takes the stage for this week’s 4 O’Clock Friday Summer Concert Series presented by Coors Light.

Saturday, Aug 20

Pizza & Beer Festival

Beer aficionados will enjoy the opportunity to sample from more than 100 different brews paired with delicious pizza offerings, including hard-to-find specialty choices to top-rated favorites from the local brewing scene. 

Saturday, August 20

TVG Pacific Classic

Del Mar's richest and most prestigious race, the $1,000,000  Pacific Classic (Gr. I), takes place on Saturday, August 20. 

Friday, Aug 26

Pepper

The racetrack will rock after Friday’s races when Pepper takes the stage for this week’s 4 O’Clock Friday Summer Concert Series presented by Coors Light.

Saturday, Aug 27

Sandal Giveaway

Each fan through the gates will receive a pair of customer Del Mar sandals, free with paid admission while supplies last.

September 2016

Friday, Sept 2

The Wailers

The racetrack will rock after Friday’s races when The Wailers take the stage for this week’s 4 O’Clock Friday Summer Concert Series presented by Coors Light.

Saturday, Sept 3

Chromeo

Following the races is Chromeo, an exciting electro-funk duo that will stir it up with their blue-eyed soul, dance music and rock. Presented by Heineken USA.

Every Saturday & Sunday

Daybreak at Del Mar

Enjoy breakfast while watching morning workouts with Jeff Bloom every Saturday & Sunday this summer.

Every Saturday and Sunday

Family Weekends

On weekends, families always win at Del Mar. Join the party in the infield with plenty of fun for the entire family. 

November 2016

Friday, November 11

Opening Day

Fall for it all over again. Join us this fall for Bing Crosby Season.